Japan's Nikkei average surged 4.3 percent on Thursday, posting the biggest one-day gain in six years, as a pair of economic reports provided investors some relief about the economic outlook in the United States and Japan.
Once a byword for poverty and post-communist racketeering, Poland's second largest city of Lodz was a place people wanted to escape. Today some are moving back, drawn by foreign investment and falling unemployment.
Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Gaudi and Norman Foster, the masters of urban architecture, put their own indirect stamp on London Fashion Week Tuesday February 12th with their influence on the newest creations from Basso and Brooke for the 2008 fall-winter collection.
Fall-winter collections promise to be a flamboyant affair this year, with a designer as well known for his affinity to black as John Rocha, who opened the second day of London Fashion Week on Monday February 11th, having succumbed to luminous orange and bright pink.
With Milan fashion week looming, Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferre said Friday February 8th it has "terminated its collaboration" with creative director Lars Nilsson -- just five months after he got the job.
Some 150,000 rare Himalayan goats whose wool is used to make Indian Kashmir's famed pashmina shawls are at risk of dying due to heavy snow blanketing the region, officials warned on Wednesday, February 6th.